In this freewheeling collection of short stories and vignettes, the famed French cartoonist examines not only the music, but the nature of the jazz sub-culture. The grumpy festival goer, the curmudgeonly collector, and many other fan “types” are the targets of his unerring gimlet eye. Drawn in a range of styles as improvisational as Coltrane and Mingus ― everything from loose linework to tight pen and ink to gestural pencils ― Blutch captures the excitement of live performance, the lovelorn, and the Great Jazz Detective, who is out but not down.
Christian Hincker, better known by his pseudonym Blutch, is aFrench cartoonist who has been a prominent figure in European comics since thelate 1980s. Known for his scratchy pen-and-pencil drawings and masterfulstorytelling, Blutch won the Grand Prix at Angouléme in 2009, and was thepresident of the 2010 Angoulême International Comics Festival.